Captains

Vote in the Gameweek 16 captain poll

As the manic turnaround between Gameweeks continues we are back to picking our next captain already.

Our latest poll is now live so you can vote on who you believe the best option for the armband is in Gameweek 16.

There are plenty of candidates this time around with very few that leap out to us.

Arsenal’s home meeting with Huddersfield Town is perhaps the most eye-catching with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.2m) expected to be the favourite there although Alexandre Lacazette (£9.6m) is also considered.

Liverpool’s assets will be heading to a Bournemouth defence that has deteriorated statistically of late, meaning there could be returns for Mohamed Salah (£13.0m), Roberto Firmino (£9.2m), Xherdan Shaqiri (£7.0m) or Sadio Mané (£9.8m) if he is passed fit.

Fresh from his 12-point haul in Gameweek 15, Harry Kane (£12.5m) may also be a popular figure. He travels to King Power Stadium, to face a Leicester side he has scored seven goals against in his last four meetings with them.

Fantasy managers burned by Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy midweek may be reticent to make any of their Manchester City options their captain this weekend.

Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) will probably be the most backed among his colleagues. A start against Chelsea feels very likely given that he was rested against Watford and has four goals and five assists in his last five appearances.

Leroy Sané (£9.4m) and David Silva (£8.7m) seem the most likely alternatives unless Sergio Aguero (£11.3m) is declared fit between now and the weekend.

However, it will also be interesting to see how much their opponents Chelsea will temper interest in the Manchester City options.

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1,219 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TAT
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Alonso/Arnie > Balbuena/Laca – before Hazard/Sterling next week?

  2. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Safe to bring in Laca now? Captain?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Worth the risk imo

    2. TAT
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Lacazette should start. Think it's only the fitness issue after the injury that's kept him from playing 90 mins.

    3. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Expected him to start last game, so tough to know what's going on there - benched or slow post-injury reintroduction.

    4. Champagne supernova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 9 hours ago

      Auba May get rested so Lacazette will start and bang In a hatrick

  3. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Rp 1 to start

    A. Alonso (MCI)
    B. Doherty (new)

    1. Sharkytect
      • 4 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Doherty

    2. L Ryuzaki
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      B

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Cheers lads. Was thinking the same but feels weird benching alonso

    4. Daniel - DEXIT
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Alonso

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers for the reply Dan

    5. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      A

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        Cheers fos

  4. Sharkytect
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Too many people selling Alonso. Stop it, guys, you're better than this

    1. TAT
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Why not? If it funds more interesting players up front or in midfield, why shouldn't you do it?

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        He is a season keeper

        1. GaabRop
          6 days, 10 hours ago

          yes, as long he's in the top 3 highest scoring defenders, I will keep him

        2. TAT
          6 days, 10 hours ago

          That depends. If you feel your team can pick up more points from not having him, then he's not really.

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      it's the right move

      I binned him last night, but not just due to his recent drop in attacking returns, but more so due to his drop in defensive ability.

      He's made a few mistakes in the past few weeks and it wouldn't surprise me to see him dropped soon.

      1. TAT
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        Exactly. He's not been playing well defensively, and Sarri could easily bench him for one or more of the upcoming fixtures.

      2. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        He has never been a very good defender

    3. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Easy sell for me on WC.. Not expecting much vs city so he should drop to a manageable price to buy back incase he plays himself into essential mode in a few weeks.

    4. Slouch87 On The Up
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      He could well be dropped.

    5. Geoff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Gone for me too

    6. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      The ‘must own Alonso’ religion on here is a weird one. I’ve been laughing with TAA plus 2 million since my wildcard a few weeks ago. Yes he’s a good option, but there are always multiple routes to success.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        It’s because folks have long memories - and Alonso has a massive sample size that demonstrates he consistently does it over he long term.

        You’ll get 3, 5, even 7 game periods where his output may regress, but long term he always delivers.

        14 goals, 14 assists, 35 clean sheets, 40 baps in 79 games speaks for itself.

    7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      It’s history repeating itself - this isn’t the first time Alonso goes into the “bust” of his boom-bust cycle.

      Every time he does, he comes back without fail. Could easily get 9 points v city, regardless of how bad he was v Fulham & Wolves.

      And after City his fixtures are good.

      If Sarri were to permanently drop him, that’s a different conversation, but until then i’ll not be selling the best defender in FPL history thank you very much.

  5. Daniel - DEXIT
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Vote Sterling

    1. Guba
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Fairly poor stats v top 6 sides. Happy to have him but not captaining.

  6. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Harry Kane - 11 goals in 7 EPL starts against Leicester

    1. Daniel - DEXIT
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Boom. There goes my vice

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Will be rested for Barca away surely

      1. drughi
        • 9 Years
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        has he ever been rested ?

      2. TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        Good chance, who knows

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        No way Llorente starts and then I think Son is the only alternative but think he is more likely to be rested for the Barca game than Kane.

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      4 goals in that 6-1 win I remember

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        That too at the King power

      2. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        And a hat-trick at WHL in a 4-3 win in his first proper season 14/15

    4. Demel
      • 7 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Poch said that some players can't be rotated. I believe he was talking about Kane. He is my captain.

  7. Guba
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    The scenes when Auba inevitably gets benched this week.

    1. Jules Rimet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      this

    2. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Inevitable

    3. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      This is actually a worry. I’d not really thought about it.

      1. Legend of Rosický
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        He won't be benched. Arsenal are out of the Top 4 so there is pressure to win and don't have to rest anyone for a midweek game. He will have the entire weeks rest.

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 10 hours ago

          This

        2. Smurf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 10 hours ago

          Hope you are right as he’s my captain.

        3. Guba
          • 3 Years
          6 days, 10 hours ago

          Will be interesting to see.

          I really do think he will be benched, he won't want to risk injury and Laca can easily fill the role in his place in the same formation set up.

    4. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      With all their injuries including Ramsey, a 7 day rest period after, them dropping points yesterday.. I just don't see it. If anything emery would have been targeting this run of fixtures to catch up with the top teams.. Especially with City playing chelsea

    5. TAT
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      He won't be playing midweek though, so there's every chance he'll start.

    6. french holiday
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      and comes after the hour mark and gets a brace?

      1. Guba
        • 3 Years
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        Entirely possibly, will probably depend how well Arsenal are doing.

  8. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    sh1tt1ng it

    not owning kane

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      win-win situation as a spurs fan I guess 😉

      1. #FPLBhuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        you would think that, but it still hurts when he does score 😉

        rather the goals be spread around, including sonny whom I own haha

  9. rkpower1
    • 7 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    On a WC guys:

    Fab, Button
    AWB, Doherty, TAA, David Luiz, Schindler
    Sterling, BSilva, Richarl, Fraser, Billing
    Kane, Auba, Wilson

    Any good? 0.2 ITB. Not loving the Bournemouth double up, but should be alright for now.

    1. GaabRop
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Looks good. Is Button second choice at Brighton, thought it was Steele now.

      Maybe Bilva to Anderson?

      Depending on how much money you have tied in the Bournemouth guys, you might just go with just one...and get other one back later when fixtures get better, otherwise I'd say keep both

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Why David Luiz? Was benched yesterday and he will never cover alonso.. Bsilva and him to Laporte and Anderson maybe

      1. rkpower1
        • 7 Years
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        Thanks both - much appreciated.

        Luiz only for some Chelsea cover tbh, but your suggestions are solid and I was literally just tinkering trying to find a way to get Anderson in!

  10. Daniel - DEXIT
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Are we non-Auba owners doomed this week?

    1. Silecro
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      non auba owners are probably laca owners so i would say....no. And fairly certain to captain him

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Maybe, or perhaps he'll be benched.

      1. Silecro
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        looking at fixtures, that happens only against strong opposition, and there will be no strong opponents for the foreseeable future, so fairly confident...and even then, last 2 times he brough points even from bench

        1. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 days, 10 hours ago

          Not comparable - 3rd game in 7 days and they have a Lacazette.
          I wouldn't bring him in for a bench appearance

    3. Fossit
      • 2 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Remember when ars have great fixtures and did nothing FPL wise? Auba will be on bench this weekend in my opinion

    4. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      yeah, big red arrow incoming...

    5. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Hope not

  11. Daniel - DEXIT
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Hockey cockey: Kane to Auba (c)?

  12. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Better option long term?

    A) Hazard & Jiminez

    B) Anderson & Laca

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      A for me, B for the next 3 maybe

      1. Karan14 - (RoboKlopp)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        Tend to agree with that.

    2. Gingio Ze Roberto
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      B) for me

  13. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Apologies for repost, missed the new article:

    Just broke top 10k for the first time since GW2 and could do with some help staying in there. Haven't seen much football recently so I feel a bit underinformed.

    1) It seems an Arsenal attacker is going to be key, and obviously if one can afford Auba and Kane that's the captaincy settled for a while. I have Kane and Auba is out of reach. Is Lacazette enough? Is he (C)-worthy?

    2) Going on the premise that Laca is worth getting, I need to sell Alonso (for 5.3 or less) to fund it. Currently thinking TAA, and then Robbo to Trippier the following week (when Trippier has Burnley).
    Other options I've considered are: Doherty (already have Pat he hasn't inspired confidence in Wolves CSs), Yedlin, Schindler

    Any advice much appreciated

  14. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Hernandez or Perez could be gold with Arnie out but who is bold/stupid enough to chose one?

    1. JAMO97
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Think I'm just going to get Wilson, having a poor season and don't want to drop any further in rank.

  15. Tikka MoSalah
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Arnautovic > Wilson
    D.Gray > Richarlison/Siggy

    Worth a -4 surely? And who would you pick out of the Everton mids? Plan to WC after this weekend so price not an issue between the two, purely points potential

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Mitrovic probably a better one week punt

  16. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    There is only one, the king of December, Harry Kane.

    14-15 7 games 6 goals 1 assist
    15-16 7 games 3 goals 1 assist
    16-17 7 games 8 goals
    17-18 6 games 8 goals.

    Captain Fantastic!

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Santa Claus Harry, hopefully he can save my season. I've got no other to turn to.

  17. GS456
    • 3 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    What's peoples thoughts on Rondon for arnie?

    Wolves (H)
    Huddersfield (a)
    Fulham (H)

    Next 3 games?

    Showed some signs of form

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      prefer Jimenez in that price range but could be a good punt

    2. GaabRop
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Too much of a gamble to be your starting XI I feel...Newcastle lost 3-0 to West Ham at home

  18. mranonymous
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    VvD v Trippier? Would prefer Trippier but possible rotation/groin injury worries me

    1. donlobatto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      I think VVD is looking like a nice pick and could be more nailed now

      I'm considering doubling up TAA and VVD on my WC as I won't have any LIV attacking assets

      1. mranonymous
        • 4 Years
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        cheers mate

  19. Dunk mee Jesus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    How this for this weekend?
    GTG

    Patricio
    Laporte, alonso, taa
    Mane, sane, dsilva, Richarlison
    Wilson, Jiménez (vc), kane (c)

    Bench, hamer, snodgrass, awb, Pereira

    1. drughi
      • 9 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      very nice, gtg

      1. Dunk mee Jesus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        Thanks 🙂 bit worried about sane rotation risk, also hope mane is fit

  20. JAMO97
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Another dreadful week! Think my chance of a decent rank has gone. Expecting a low score again this week 🙁
    Arnie to Wilson the best move for this week? 0.3ITB and 1FT
    Fabianski
    Alonso, Laporte, Digne
    Hazard, Sterling, Mane*, Deuloefu
    Auba, Arnie*, Jiminez
    Hamer, AWB, Obiang, Duffy*

  21. TAT
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Chances Balbuena will play this weekend?

    1. Slouch87 On The Up
      • 3 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Good

      1. TAT
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        Heard there was talk about a knock. Only a small one, then?

  22. donlobatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Morning all

    This is my WC team atm:

    £0.3itb
    Fab
    TAA, Laporte, Doherty
    Sterling, Sané, Fraser, FAnderson
    Kane, Auba, Wilson
    (Hamer) (Gunnarsson, AWB, Schindler)

    I'm happy with it but contemplating one last decision:
    Should I downgrade FAnderson to Snoddy and then upgrade a defender (i.e. Schindler to Bellerin or VVD for a 'Pool double up)?
    Snodgrass is looking key to set pieces and likely to be involved in plenty of assists and saves a wad of cash

    What do you think oh wise people? Will either Cap Kane or Auba I think

    1. _figu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      I'm likely bringing in Snoddy ovrt F. Anderson to enable next week's transfer. On wildcard would probably go Felipe as he IS better price point, easier to swap for Rich/Siggy for example

      1. donlobatto
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 days, 10 hours ago

        The “switchability” is a fair point. Will mull it over!

  23. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Auba to be benched or start at the weekend?

    1. french holiday
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      no need to rest auba with europa league qualification already guarenteed
      kane and salah are more at risk

  24. wulfranian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    What would you do here?
    Patricio
    Doherty Digne Balbuena
    Salah Hazard Richarlison Sterling Kenedy
    Arnie Zaha

    Fabianski Stones Alonso Madine
    2ft 0.1itb

    a)Hazard+Arnie->Laca+Son/Moura/F.Anderson
    b)Hazard+Arnie->Kane+Snodgrass/Camarasa
    c)sell Arnie
    d)sell Hazard
    e)something else

  25. The King
    • 4 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Doherty, salah and Wilson

    Or

    Trippier, martial and auba

  26. Tsparkes10
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Was going to wc this gw but did really well... no tempted to save until after cl game incase injuries etc. So Hazard, Arni to Fanderson, Aubam for a -4?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Looks good. Much value tied up in haz? Good fixtures after city

    2. Tsparkes10
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      Wym by much value? Bit confused on how prices work as first year... Will get him back after City though

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 days, 10 hours ago

      the cool kids re getting Snodgrass.

  27. drughi
    • 9 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Anyone considering Richarlison as captain ?

  28. OptimusBlack
    • 5 Years
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Which is better to get ?
    A - Alonso + Arnau >
    Balbuena + Laca
    B- Arnau + Barkley >
    jimenez + Fraser

  29. Euro Raiders
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Funny how wind ups are messaged as being opinions! Politician speak is alive and well in fpl.

  30. Dont choose VW. Pickford
    6 days, 10 hours ago

    Captain?
    A Kane (Leic away)
    B Lacazette (Hud home)